Blue Mountains Festivals and Events

Your Guide to Events & Festivals in the Blue Mountains

To help you plan your trip to the Blue Mountains we have listed festivals and events throughout the year.

To add a Blue Mountains Event or Festival please email admin@bookbluemountains.com.au

 

Leura Shakespeare Festival

The Leura Shakespeare Festival

12-27 January 2019

Sport for Jove Theatre Company present an outdoor theatre festival at the Everglades Gardens in Leura. See productions of The Hollow Crown and The Wars of the Roses in the beautiful setting of the Everglades Garden Theatre.

Wines of the West Festival, Katoomba

Wines of the West Festival - Katoomba

Sat 26 & Sun 27 January 2019

Enjoy wine tasting, cellar door sales, regional produce, entertainment and meet the makers of award-winning wines at the Wines of the West Festival in Katoomba at the Carrington Hotel.

Where: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba
When: 11am - 5pm
Cost: $15 per person

All that Jazz Festival Blue Mountains

Roaring 20s & All That Jazz Festival

1-24 February 2019

Join in the Blue Mountain's celebration of the the Roaring 20's. The festival cebrates the 1920s era and features a Long Lunch, music, a Charleston Challenge, concerts and much more.

Check the festival website for all events at various venues throughout the mountains.

Jazz in the Garden, Norman Lindsay Gallery

16 February 2019

Jazz in the garden is an annual event held at the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Faulconbrige in the Blue Mountains.

Music by Galapogos Duck from 5pm-9pm. Gates open 4pm.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum is located at 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge.

More information on the National Trust website.

Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival

Edible Garden Festival & Trail

Sat 2 - Sun 3 March 2019

Backyard growers from Lapstone to Hartley will open their fruit and veg gardens, sharing their passion and methods to inspire food growing both large and small scale. From 10am-4pm each day, entry is $25 adult, children under 15 free.   

Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba

15, 16 & 17 March 2019

This is an annual event featuring talented local and international performers.

Scenic World Sculpture Exhibition Katoomba Blue Mountains

Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba

12 April - 12 May 2019

Don't miss the annual exhibition of sculptures at Scenic World. Sculptors will display their work in the Jurassic Valley at Scenic World in Katoomba. 

It's a great day out for the whole family.

Ironfest 2019 - Lithgow

27 & 28 April 2019

Lithgow's Ironfest is 'an Arts Festival with a metal edge' - a celebration of working and playing with metal. Ironfest brings together artists, designer/makers, blacksmiths, performers, musicians and historical re-enactors from all around the world! The festival is held at Lithgow Showground.

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday 27 April 2019

Macquarie Road, Springwood. Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2018! Enjoy live entertainment, stalls, street performers and amusement rides. Time: 9am – 4pm. FREE Entry.

Leura Harvest Festival

Sunday, 5 May 2019

The Leura Harvest Festival will showcase fresh, regional and sustainable produce. Come along to enjoy sustainable, organic and locally grown food and produce stalls.

Wine & Jazz Festival - Norman Lindsay Gallery

Sat 25 May 2019

The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the perfect showcase for the Mountains in late autumn when the annual Wine and Jazz Festival will be held in the grounds. This National Trust property creates ambience and atmosphere to enjoy incredible live jazz and fine quality wines. Galapagos Duck will perform the live jazz whilst Australian wineries will showcase the best of the best wines for tasting and purchase. Time: 12 noon (gates open 11am). Telephone: 02-4751-1067, Norman Lindsay Gallery, 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge.

Mt Victoria Great Train Weekend Festival

Sat 26 May - Sun 25 May 2019

Celebrate Mount Victoria's railway history during the Great Train Weekend festival. Ride on an historic train, enjoy food, music and entertainment for all the family.

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Saturday, 22 June 2019

When your feet touch the platform at Katoomba Station you'll hear it. As you walk up the steps that lead to Katoomba Street you'll see and feel it. In a moment you're part of the Blue Mountains biggest annual event, the Winter Magic Festival. Sitting atop the ancient mountain ridges of a World Heritage National Park is the idyllic location of Australia's largest community festival.

Daffodil Festival at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

24 August - 1 September 2019

The Gardens will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as plantings of daffodils bloom. There will be many varieties of cut flowers in the Visitor Centre with cut flowers and potted daffodils for sale. Book in for a guided daffodil walk or our bulb growing workshop - a small fee applies.

Daffodils at Rydal

Daffodils at Rydal

7/8 & 14/15 September 2019

Every year in September, the village of Rydal celebrates the arrival of Spring by opening local gardens and village attractions to the public. Thousands of daffodils are blooming!

Gardens are open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. A $10 entry fee covers all gardens.

Garden Festival Hazelbrook & Woodford Blue Mountains

Mid Mountains Garden Festival

8-15 September 2019

The annual Hazelbrook, Woodford and Linden garden festival takes in September when local gardens will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Details to be advised. 

Watatah Festival Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Wild about Waratahs Festival, Mt Tomah

September-October 2019 - Dates to be advised

Visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah for the Wild About Waratahs Festival. The festival features the waratah bloom competition, guided garden tours, visits to a waratah farm open day, a workshop, plant sales and more. Open 9.30am - 5.30pm.

More information available by phoning 02-4567-3000.

Leura Gardens Festival

Leura Gardens Festival

5-7 October 2019 & 11-13 October 2019

The Leura Gardens Festival this year invites you to join us in experiencing the magic of spring in the beautiful Upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

This is a highlight on the Blue Mountains calendar of events. Don't miss it!

Leura Village Fair

Leura Village Fair

12 & 13 October 2019

Visit Leura Mall for this annual event. The Leura Mall comes alive with market stalls, art displays, live entertainment, fine food and coffee. See the beautiful cherry blossoms lining the centre of the Mall.

Saturday 9am-4.30pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm.

Back to Hartley Produce Market & Family Fair

October 2019 - Date to be advised

Explore colonial buildings at Hartley Historic Site including Talisman Gallery, convict cells and courthouse, listen to live music, browse the art, craft and local produce stalls, pony rides, snake show.

Where: Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Rd (off the Great Western Hwy), Hartley

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

Sat 2 November 2019

The highlights of the festival include:

  • Grand Parade - 11.30am
  • Street stalls selling delicious food and drinks, jewellery, plants and much more, 9am-4.30pm
  • Campbell Rhododendron Gardens open every day

Glenbrook Spring Festival

November 2019 - Date to be advised

Street markets, local art and craft, music. Join in the fun, food and entertainment

Mid Mountains Festival, Lawson

16 November 2019

A fun family-focused event bringing people together to celebrate and showcase local performers, children’s activities, craft groups and cultural exhibitions from the Blue Mountains.
Time: 10am – 3pm. FREE Entry.